S02 E13: Be The Real You

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Revealing your sexual orientation or gender identity, be it lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or transgender, can be an extremely daunting prospect. It takes a lot of courage, especially coming out to your parents. Many also fear how their friends and society will respond. Homosexuality is normal, and needs to be normalized. It is not a mental illness or a disease. We all have the right to choose whom we wish to marry and spend the rest of our lives with, and we should be able to do so without fear of being ridiculed.
On this week's episode, host Zarina Poonwalla, Founder of Abbzoh Expertise Unique, Performance Coach and Motivational Speaker is joined by TEDx speaker and Queer Influencer - R Balaji. Bala, who likes to refer to himself as 'Bala Girl'. He shares his story of being gay, coming out to those closest to him, finding a support system in his mother, the struggles he faced during his school life and some extremely motivational people that he met who changed his destiny.
The conversation also touches upon cross-dressing, homophobia, bullying and how one should accept their identity with pride.

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S02 E07: Making The Big Switch

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Ever felt like the job you once loved no longer makes you feel motivated or excited? Maybe it's not just the job but the entire industry you're into. You suddenly realize that you're not passionate about it and it's time to make a big switch in your life.

On this week's episode, host Zarina Poonwalla, Founder of Abbzoh Expertise Unique, Peak Performance Coach and Motivational Speaker is joined by Raachyeta Sharma, Co-founder of The Open Library Project & Publishing Infinity. They discuss making a big switch at your workplace, moving from being an employee to an employer, how one should be mentally prepared and be ready for shocks and surprises. They also talk about rejection, uncertainty and how one should be patient and not get edgy.

Zarina also shares 7 cheat codes on acing the big switch, and a lot more.

You can follow Raachyeta Sharma (host of Paperback) on Instagram @RaachyetaSharma

You can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the IVM Podcasts app on Android: https://ivm.today/android or iOS: https://ivm.today/ios, or any other podcast app.